So you have a fantastic business idea that’s totally going to rock the world as we know it, and you need three partners. Women who are intelligent, hard-working, know how to get the ball rolling. Who do you choose?
1. Corinna Chapman from Kerry Greenwood’s series. She already has her own business – a successful bakery that manages to do well despite the popularity of what I assume is the Victorian equivalent to chains like Baker’s Delight. Plus, we’d never go hungry in our late-night brainstorming sessions.
2. Scarlett O’Hara. Yes, I know she cheated people at every opportunity that presented itself, but you know what? I reckon a big chunk of that came from the fact she hardly ever had anyone in her corner; they were all too busy judging her while expecting her to put food on their table. I think if she were in a team of women who were all pulling their way and appreciated her because of her brains and work ethic, she’d be more inclined to adopt an ‘all in this together’ attiude.
3. Caroline from Two Broke Girls. Her business plan makes sense and she’s really enthusiastic about opening a cake shop with Max. Mind you, between their cupcakes and Corinna’s pastries, we’ll go into a diabetic coma any second now…